March 25, 2005

And Beyond that Hill is Atlantis. And Jimmy Hoffa. And the Meaning of Life.

A 98-year old woman in Argentina has led scientists to a 70% complete, 30 foot long previously unknown species of dinosaur, which she had been aware of since she was a child.

As a young girl in 1922, Filomena Avila, now known as Dona Tica, assisted in an expedition of geologist Walter Shiller and paleontologist Santiago Roth. As the years passed, the scientific community had forgotten the exact location of the original dig.

Thanks for pointing the way to bonitasaura salgadoi, Dona Tica! Let us know if there are any huge piles of transitional species fossils lying around your hometown anywhere.

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